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GPI Player of the Year: Dan Smith Rising

Dan Smith

Each week, the Global Poker Index publishes the standings of the top 1,000 players in its Player of the Year race. Once a month, PokerNews will take an in-depth look at the top 10 players' results and the recent tournaments that have caused a splash in the standings.

A player's score is comprised of up to 11 tournament results that begin during the calendar year. Of those 11 results, up to six will come from Jan. 1 through June 30, and up to five will be from tournaments starting between July 1 and Dec. 31. Like the Global Poker Index Rankings, all tournaments must have a buy-in of at least $1,500 and contain at least 21 entrants to be eligible in comprising a player's score.

GPI Player of the Year Top 10

PlacePlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank
1Jonathan Duhamel595.68--
2Andrew Badecker482.82--
3Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier454.84+1
4Dan Smith418.40+151
5Samuel Chartier396.50-2
6Vyacheslav Igin382.19+20
7Martin Jacobson366.35+10
8Jason Koon360.30+14
9Steve O'Dwyer358.93-4
10Sergio Castelluccio358.24+67

PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final

All changes this week came as a result of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. It wasn't just the Main Event, High Roller, and Super High Roller that led to the changes, however. Dan Smith charged up the ranks this week thanks to winning not one but two €5,000 side events. For good measure, he won a third on Tuesday, but that one will not be reflected until next week's standings.

We should mention, though, that at first both of his side-event wins were listed under "Daniel Smith" on Hendon Mob. The rest of his results were under "Dan Smith." This is a reminder to make sure you don't have a duplicate results page on Hendon Mob so your full results are being calculated and your GPI Player of the Year score is the best it can be.

1. Jonathan Duhamel

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$100,000 No-Limit Holdem Super High Roller4 of 30$313,600
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max1 of 158$239,830
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller2 of 141$634,550
EPT Deauville€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max8 of 289€13,900
L.A. Poker Classic$5,100 No-Limit Hold'em2 of 98$121,115
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$9,500 No-Limit Hold'em13 of 364$25,620

2. Andrew Badecker

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event47 of 1,072$37,500
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$9,500 No-Limit Hold'em5 of 364$192,300
EPT Campione€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty2 of 102€18,800
Irish Open€3,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event19 of 502€11,200
WPT Vienna€3,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event14 of 396€11,680
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event96 of 665€7,500

3. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
L.A. Poker Classic$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller4 of 23$72,550
EPT Madrid€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Re-buy4 of 26€27,400
France Poker Series - Snowfest€2,700 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller3 of 30€13,220
EPT Campione€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event61 of 570€9,000
EPT Berlin€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 66$231,000
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€100,000 Super High Roller3 of 38€621,000

4. Dan Smith

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
Aussie MillionsAUD$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 22AUD$1,012,000
EPT Berlin€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event90 of 745€7,500
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo1 of 101€152,980
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 175€250,500

5. Sam Chartier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max42 of 1,072$37,500
EPT Deauville€1,500 No-Limit Hold'em6 of 378€23,400
EPT Deauville€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 72€65,600
EPT CopenhagenDkr15,000 ($2,694) No-Limit Hold'em2 of 85Dkr300,000 ($53,033)
Irish Open€3,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event7 of 502€44,500

6. Vyacheslav Igin

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event48 of 1,072$37,500
Aussie MillionsAUD$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed14 of 190$5,100
Merit Spring Open$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event7 of 164$15,510
EPT Deauville€1,500 No-Limit Hold'em9 of 378€9,800
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo3 of 101€75,793
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em20 of 175€11,000

7. Martin Jacobson

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event10 of 1,072$101,000
EPT Campione€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Turbo Bounty9 of 82€2,000
EPT Berlin€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event60 of 745€11,000
EPT Berlin€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Re-Entry8 of 66€26,400
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo7 of 101€19,600
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em12 of 214€6,640

8. Jason Koon

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max15 of 158$12,260
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller4 of 141$271,950
Aussie MillionsAUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event27 of 659AUD$35,000
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship Event21 of 290$25,056

9. Steve O'Dwyer

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
EPT CopenhagenDkr35,000 ($6,273) No-Limit Hold'em Main Event7 of 299Dkr290,000 ($51,265)
WPT National Series - Denmark€1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1 of 289€159,227
EPT Madrid€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Bounty7 of 61€2,660
EPT Campione€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max2 of 27€74,000
WPT Vienna€9,700 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller3 of 26€42,780

10. Sergio Castelluccio

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
EPT Deauville€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event33 of 889€17,000
IPT Nova Gorcia€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event18 of 286€5,820
EPT Campione€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event47 of 570€11,000
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event4 of 665€400,000

For the full GPI Player of the Year standings, head on over to EpicPoker.com.

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